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Museum Day offers free admission at Taylor House

(Sept. 24, 2015) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th annual Museum Day Live!
On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institutions’ Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
“It is important for Berlin’s Taylor House to participate in Museum Day Live! because our mission mirrors that of the Smithsonian,” said Curator Susan Taylor. “Our aim is to educate about life in the Town of Berlin and its surrounding area with an emphasis on cultural history and historic preservation.”
The Calvin B. Taylor House was built by Isaac Covington in 1832. The main areas of the house are portrayed as it was shortly after its construction with furnishings that as are historically accurate as possible. The museum also contains gallery space featuring items from prominent local businessman Calvin B. Taylor who lived in the home from 1890 until 1932, exhibits featuring life in northern Worcester County in the first half of the 20th century, and a room dedicated to the Harrison family and its past nationally renowned nursery business.  
The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Memorial Day through the end of October. Special group tours are always available upon request.
Requested donation for entry is $5 per person.
The Museum Day Live! ticket are available at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted.  
For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, visit museumday.
For additional information about the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum, go to taylorhousemuseum@ or call Taylor at 410-641-1019.